Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  130  2194 (68) 2
1870  122  2216 (55) 10
1871  104  2227 (47) 14
1872  109  2232 (45) 13
1873  96  2253 (43) 15
1874  87  2275 (43) 16
1875  80  2301 (44) 13
1876  100  2251 (44) 13
1877  127  2212 (46) 9
1878  108  2230 (47) 14
1879  96  2258 (55) 0
1880  91  2287 (57) 0
1881  84  2315 (53) 0
1882  80  2343 (42) 26
1883  83  2370 (40) 40
1884  98  2347 (58) 0
1885  112  2324 (70) 0
1886  128  2301 (79) 0
1887  154  2279 (87) 0
1888  175  2256 (93) 0
1889  200  2233 (98) 0
1890  231  2210 (103) 6
1891  253  2201 (106) 0
1892  265  2192 (109) 0
1893  280  2183 (112) 0
1894  292  2174 (114) 0
1895  303  2165 (115) 0
1896  309  2156 (116) 0
1897  318  2147 (117) 0
1898  350  2137 (117) 0
1899  375  2128 (117) 0
1900  380  2119 (117) 0
1901  404  2110 (116) 0
1902  431  2101 (115) 0
1903  453  2092 (113) 0
1904  495  2083 (111) 0
1905  525  2074 (108) 0
1906  553  2065 (105) 0
1907  586  2055 (101) 0
1908  595  2046 (97) 0
1909  659  2037 (91) 0
1910  659  2028 (85) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fisher, Bernard William  
Born: 1836
Died: 10 Apr. 1914
 
Notes:
Tim Harding (personal communication) gives date of birth as '1836/1837'. Forster (p.92) gives 'c1836'. Steve Mann gives '1836/37'. Forster gives year of death as 1910. Steve Mann has date of death as 10-04-1914. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'W.B. Fisher'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 137
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 120
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 266, 268
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 76
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 1890, page 134
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 8, Aug. 1851, page 255
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 10, Aug. 1873, page 307
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 4, Nov. 1868, page 117
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 6, Apr. 1869, page 172
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 5, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 7, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 284
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 6, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 52, no. 1478, 18 Apr. 1868, page 395
   [ILN], vol. 53, no. 1498, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1709, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1818, 27 June 1874, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1927, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 29, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 3, 1 July 1871, page 43
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Bernard William Fisher]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Wayte, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1871         (s)     1   -   1      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (2)         (f)     0   -   5
Mason, Ja. - Fisher, B.W. 1883         (f)     5   -   2      Mason, Ja. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Ball, A.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Fisher, B.W. - Stephens, W.H.G.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6.5  /  13
Birmingham 1873 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Martin, Wi.     0 - 1          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Archdall, T.H.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0          Thomson, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (1)     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Benbow, C.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Wallbank, C.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     10.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Cheltenham 1876 (1)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
  Fisher, B.W. - Cook, W.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     5  /  11
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     2  /  10
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6  /  9
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     20.5  /  25
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     6  /  6
Birmingham 1883 (3)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I Play-offs    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Dayton 1890     Ohio State Association Congress - Championship     4.5  /  6
  Fisher, B.W. - Curtis, C.L.     1 - 0    
Bromley 1910 (2)     12th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     2.5  /  9


Player information updated: 25 Jun. 2019